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BLOCKING SIN, THE WAY THE URUGUAYAN GOALIE BLOCKED Griezmann’S DRIVE? Duke Jeyaraj short Bible devo from Uruguay – France World Cup 2018 QuarterFinals.

Uruguay Goalie
Uruguayan Goalie, Fernando Muslera, tried to stop a full-blooded goal-line directed drive from Frenchman Antoine Griezmann in the 2018 World Cup Quarterfinal, but he did not get behind the ball enough or do what it takes to stop it from bouncing off to the back of the net. The score line read 2-0 after this galling goof-up. Uruguay, knew even at that point that they were minutes from World Cup elimination (the image of the little kid who supported Uruguay crying after this goal on SonyLiv Goal Highlights was heart-breaking). We too are like that Uruguayan goalie when it comes to the way we deal with sin. We try to punch away sin. But we do not do it with “all our might”. And the sinful-cycle of confession-back-to-sin-confession-again continues. That dirty-habit doesn’t dry up totally. The writer to the Hebrews was concerned about a group of believers who did not resist sin 100%. They were happy with 75% efforts when it came to resisting sin. But he called them to “resist sin to the point of even shedding your own blood” (Heb. 12:4) in his letter. Resist sin, 100%, enabled by the Spirit. Resist sin, without holding back anything, powered by the Holy Ghost.

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. Find out more at http://www.dukev.org.)

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Rev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his flat, during his spare time! He could have been a cricket commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around cricket magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher since 2008 putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore [M. Div & Doctor of Ministry]. Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (16) and Datasha (12) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin and calls Hyderabad, India, his adopted home. Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout www.dukewords.com [if you are the reading plain text type], www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and www.youtube.com/visitduke [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation]).

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